New York Times Hardcover Fiction Bestsellers
February 19, 2017
1. Right Behind You by Lisa GardnerThe former F.B.I. profiler Pierce Quincy and his partner, Rainie Conner, foster a girl whose older brother murdered their drunken father. Now, eight years later, he has killed again.
2. Never Never by James Patterson and Candice FoxHarriet Blue, a Sydney sex crimes detective, is sent to the outback (the never never) to investigate the disappearance of a mine worker. The first in a new series.
3. The Girl Before by JP DelaneyA sadistic architect builds a modern house that controls its (young, female) inhabitants in this psychological thriller, soon to be a major motion picture.
4. The Underground Railroad by Colson WhiteheadA slave girl heads toward freedom on the network, envisioned as actual tracks and tunnels.
5. The Whistler by John GrishamA whistleblower alerts a Florida investigator to judicial corruption involving the Mob and Indian casinos.
6. Two by Two by Nicholas SparksA man who became a single father when his marriage and business collapsed learns to take a chance on a new love.
7. Small Great Things by Jodi PicoultA medical crisis entangles a black nurse, a white supremacist father and a white lawyer.
8. The Prisoner by Alex BerensonIn the 11th John Wells novel, the former C.I.A. agent goes undercover as a jihadi in order to investigate a suspected mole.
9. The Mistress by Danielle SteelThe beautiful mistress of a Russian oligarch yearns for freedom.
11. The Chemist by Stephenie MeyerA specialist in chemically controlled torture, on the run from her former employers, takes on one last job.
12. Commonwealth by Ann PatchettFive decades in the lives of two families remade by divorce.
13. 4 3 2 1 by Paul AusterFour versions of the formative years of a Jewish boy born in Newark in 1947.
14. Rather Be the Devil by Ian RankinThe Edinburgh detective comes out of retirement to investigate a 1978 cold case, a murder in a luxury hotel.
15. Behind Her Eyes by Sarah PinboroughA psychological thriller, set in London, about a triangle: a woman, her boss and his wife, who becomes her friend.
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